Cupping massage provides a kind of reverse massage, pulling up through the tissue, creating stretch and increasing hydration and blood flow. Pain and tension are reduced in a fraction of the time and with much less discomfort than with other manual techniques. Five minutes of cupping massage can relax the tissue as much as 30 minutes of manual work, while static cupping is like having an extra therapist working on your tight areas, while your therapist is free to work on other needy muscles!
Please note that the marks on your body that can occur from cupping are not bruises but evidence of debris being lifted from the deeper tissues associated with restrictiveness in the tissue which decreases as the tissue becomes healthier. If you are interested in massage cupping, please note that you may have marks on your body for up to a week or more after your session. Arriving hydrated to your cupping session is particularly important for this type of work.